Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
For today’s card, I went back to the gorgeous Tropical Oasis suite of goodies. Uhm – you can get this TOMORROW!! Whoo-hoo!! I used the Timeless Tropical stamp set and bundled In The Tropics Die set, combined with some pretty “quiet” Tropical Oasis DSP. Take a look-see:
And here’s the sketch!
I started with some solid-ish designed paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP and matted it on Grapefruit Grove for the card front. the center panel is more Tropical Oasis DSP, embossed in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Grapefruit Grove. I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped three sets of palm trees from the Timeless Tropical stamp set, using the marker-to-rubber coloring technique. This technique is made super easy with the Stamparatus! Put the cardstock in place – put the stamp in place – and you can stamp as many times as you need – layering that color to make gorgeous images!
First I colored the leaves with Pear Pizzazz – using my Stampin’ Write Marker and directly inking the rubber stamp image. Then I stamped it. Next, I added some Old Olive and stamped it. I also made one tree where I used Mint Macaron and Old Olive, for a little different look! Each tree looks just a little different – even using the same colors on them. Love!
I used the same technique for the trunks – using Soft Suede and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I cut the trees with their coordinating die in the In The Tropics Die set.
I cut another piece of the brown Tropical Oasis DSP and matted it on Grapefruit Grove.
I added two palm trees to the card front with Liquid Glue – leaving one trunk on the left-side tree “loose” so I could slide the small sentiment panel underneath.
I added the small panel with Liquid Glue – and then adhered that loose trunk down, too.
The final tree has Stampin’ Dimensionals under the leaves and Liquid Glue on the trunk.
I cut out three “aloha” sentiments from Grapefruit Grove using the die in In The Tropics. These are adhered together in a stack with Liquid Glue – then adhered to the card front with more Liquid Glue.
An Old Olive gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones finished it off.
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Tropical Oasis in Grapefruit Grove on a Very Vanilla panel – then I stamped some trees in the same way that I’d done on the front.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Timeless Tropical trees on the front…
…and some more Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The Timeless Tropical stamp set is absolutely perfect for coloring! The images were just made for the marker-to-rubber technique – and really allow you to make some realistic looking trees! And no one can deny the stunning beauty of the Tropical Oasis DSP, right? Gorgeous! I hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
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Have fun on the Hop!!
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Cutting Blades Multipack Available January 3
The Cutting Blades Multipack (item 152391) from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog will be available on January 3, with the beginning of the catalog sales period. The pack includes four blades for $12.00
If you’ve already picked up the new Trimmer – you’re good-to-go! If not…go ahead and get it now!
Paper Trimmer Deets
Item: 152392 | $25.00
- 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
- Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
- Includes imperial and metric measurements.
- Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
- Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
- Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
- Cutting Blades 4-Blade Multipack will be available to purchase for $12 on 3 Jan
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for embossed DSP panel on front); 1 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for DSP panel under sentiment); In the Tropics die cut sentiment (x3 – stacked)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); In the Tropics die cut palm trees
Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (embossed DSP panel on front); 1″ x 3″ (panel under sentiment); envelope flap
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